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Bedrock map of Cliff Island, Casco Bay, Maine part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Dykstra Eusden, Bates College Summary Students collect gps locational and strike and dip data on a day-long fieldtrip to Cliff Island. The data is then used in ArcGIS to make a bedrock geologic map of the island. ...

Earthquake Investigation Workshop: Shake, Rattle, & Rock part of Cutting Edge:Geodesy:Activities
This workshop is part of an NSF-funded effort to provide professional development to STEM teachers in Rhode Island. In this activity, students will make "earthquakes" using a simple model, the earthquake ...

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Incorporate GPS into Geologic Mapping part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
William Montgomery, New Jersey City University Summary This activity is an easy and fun way to incorporate GPS into a Field Methods course. It facilitates "asynchronous" learning by enabling urban, ...

Campus Mapping using GPS part of Cutting Edge:GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Guy Johnson, Rochester Institute of Technology Summary This assignment takes the student through a series of mapping exercises with increasing requirements. The first uses GPS units to record points, the second to ...

Geomorphic Analysis of Soils part of Cutting Edge:Geomorphology:Activities
Students will sample and describe a series of soils in the field. Data gathered in the field will be used to compare sampled soils to mapped soils and local soil development.

Determining slope movement and water contamination of quicklime deposits along Lake Winnebago, High Cliff State Park, Wisconsin part of Cutting Edge:Undergraduate Research:2014 Workshop:Activities
For nearly 100 years, the site that is now High Cliff State Park near Sherwood, WI was the site of a quicklime kiln. Local Silurian dolomite from the Niagara Escarpment was quarried and baked in large kilns before ...

Florida River Project - individual and group research project part of Cutting Edge:Undergraduate Research:2014 Workshop:Activities
The Florida River Project is a semester-long project involving (1) an individual project in which students pose a scientific question and use existing data to test their hypothesis, and (2) a group project in which ...

The Mini-Sedimentologist part of Cutting Edge:Undergraduate Research:2014 Workshop:Activities
Keywords: scientific method, scientific writing, sediment cores, core description, smear slides, grain-size analysis During this multi-week or semester-long assignment, students collect sediment cores in the field, ...

Genomics of microbial communities in Thermopolis Hot Springs part of Cutting Edge:Undergraduate Research:2014 Workshop:Activities
The hot springs (52°C) in Thermopolis, WY contain abundant microbial mats, including mineral-rich filamentous bacteria. While cooler than nearby Yellowstone, Thermopolis contains a number or rare or unique ...

Stratigraphic Architecture of Table Rock, Boise, Idaho part of Cutting Edge:Undergraduate Research:2014 Workshop:Activities
In the GEOS 315 Sedimentology and Stratigraphy course at Boise State University, students conduct field research over a period of 4-5 weeks at Table Rock, a prominent sandstone plateau and popular hiking ...

Building a Local Stratigraphic Column: A research-based assignment for an introductory course part of Cutting Edge:Undergraduate Research:2014 Workshop:Activities
Students build a stratigraphic column for a pre-selected area through the compilation of a series of individual research projects. Students are required to conduct introductory field research as well as a ...

Sustainable Urban Adventure part of Integrate:Workshops:Systems, Society, Sustainability and the Geosciences:Activities
In this field based activity students explore their new home in an effort to get acquainted with the community beyond the campus and to experience accessible recreation on a nationally recognized hiking trail. During the nature-based outdoor recreation experience, students explore a variety of natural and cultural history topics.

Stream and River Water Quality part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Introductory Courses:Activities
Students visit a stream or river and conduct a site description and assess water quality using a variety of test kits and other field equipment.

Soil Field Methods part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Introductory Courses:Activities
Students collect a soil profile using a bucket auger and then describe the profile in the field.

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